||How do residential placement rates vary by State?
||There was a broad range of State residential placement rates in 2015 - from 38 to 329 per 100,000 juveniles.
* Rate based on fewer than 10 observations.
Notes: This information is based on the state where the offense was committed. However, the state of offense is not always reported. Youth for whom state of offense was unknown are included in U.S. totals (1,593 in 2015). These instances are not evenly distributed across states. As such, users should exercise caution when examining state-level trends or comparing states. Visit the EZACJRP methods section for more information.
U.S. total excludes youth in tribal facilities.
The residential placement rate is the number of juvenile offenders in residential placement per 100,000 juveniles age 10 through the upper age of original juvenile court jurisdiction in each state.
To preserve the privacy of the juvenile residents, state cell counts have been rounded to the nearest multiple of three. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Rates and percentages presented are also based on rounded totals. More information on this rounding rule is available on the EZACJRP Web site.
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- Nationwide in 2015, there were 152 juvenile offenders held in juvenile facilities per 100,000 juveniles in the population.
- In 2015, the national commitment rate was 2 times the detention rate, but rates varied by state.
- The District of Columbia, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont higher detention rates than commitment rates in 2015.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08601.asp?qaDate=2015.
Released on June 01, 2017.
Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2015 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.
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